WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement after President Trump finalized two peace deals—the Abraham Accords—recognizing the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain:
 
“Today’s historic agreements of full normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain is a step toward peace in the Middle East and welcome news, not only for our partners and allies in the region, but for the United States,” said Senator Ernst, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. “Having served our nation in uniform, I know firsthand the need for peace in this region, and I’ve been proud to work with the administration to further our nation’s partnership with Israel and its people.”
 
In June, Ernst joined her Senate colleagues in a letter to congratulate the president on the continued implementation of his “Vision for Peace, Prosperity, and a Brighter Future for Israel and the Palestinian People,” designed to secure lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinian people.
 
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